High heels can be a girl’s best friend when worn with the correct outfit, and if they’re comfortable. However, some women avoid them completely because of how difficult they can be to wear and walk in. If you’re one of these women who would love to wear heels but can’t walk in them, continue reading our handy guide on how to walk in heels for beginners.
How to walk in heels
For many women, walking in heels is a difficult task, so they avoid it at all costs by choosing flats, boots, or any other type of footwear. However, at EGO we want to help you achieve your dreams of wearing those gorgeous heels you’ve had your eyes on!
There are several steps you can take to learn how to walk in heels, and it starts by improving your technique. So, check out our tips and you’ll be walking confidently in heels in no time.
- Take small steps
- Walk from heel to toe
- Improve your posture
- Wear heels around the house
- Wear heels outside the house.
Take small steps
When learning how to walk in heels for beginners, you should know that it’s not like walking in other footwear. When starting out, you should attempt to make smaller, slower and more precise steps so that you’re more in control of your movements. Also, make sure you’re not bending your knees like you would normally.
While making smaller steps, be deliberate and careful about where you’re planting your feet. Don’t rush and even visualise walking in a straight line, just like a model does on a catwalk.
High heels like these Fiat Lace Up Square Toe Sculptured Heels naturally shorten your stride, so don’t try to fight this. Take smaller steps to look and feel more natural and comfortable.
Walk from heel to toe
When walking in any other footwear, you never walk on the balls of your feet or place your whole foot down at once, so don’t do it in heels.
Try to walk as naturally as possible, by placing your heel on the floor followed smoothly by your toes. Once the weight is on the balls of your feet, shift your weight forwards as if you’re walking on your toes and repeat the process for the next step.
Improve your posture
Wearing heels can shift your centre of gravity and, as a result, arch your lower back. So when wearing heels you must make sure to improve your posture and keep it in check. Otherwise you’ll struggle to walk and endure back pain.
When walking in heels, keep your chin up and shoulders back with an invisible straight line running from your shoulders, down your back and to your ankles. Ensuring you have a good posture is one great step to improving your walking in heels.
Wear heels around the house
This is an important step. Once you’ve mastered your posture and are walking in smaller steps, practice walking around in heels in the comfort of your own home.
The even flooring provides great practice for when you’re confident enough to wear them out of the house.
Wearing heels at home is also important for breaking in your heels. Break them in by loosening the material to avoid blisters and general uncomfortableness while you’re out of the house.
If you’re struggling a little bit, then consider picking up a pair of heels with a wider base at the heel for some more support, like these Journee Lace Up Square Black Heels.
Wear heels outside the house
Now that you’re confident walking at home in your heels, the final step is to trial them outside the house. This is important because the flooring isn’t as even as the interior of your home.
You’ll come up against cobbles, uneven paving stones, pavements and more while outdoors, so get your practice in.
Once you’ve mastered these steps, you’ll be wearing heels with confidence for all your social events!
Heels at EGO
At EGO, we stay current with the fashion world and keep up with the latest trends. When looking for women’s clothing, you can be sure to find what you’re looking for with us.
We not only sell dresses for women. We also sell a wide selection of footwear, like lace up heels, block heels, flats, trainers, sliders and more. Whatever you’re looking for, EGO can help you create the perfect outfit.
If you require any more assistance, or would like to speak to our team about the latest fashion trends, do not hesitate to contact us.